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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of pancake.

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Examples

  • As the sun was setting at around 7: 30 p.m., the roof was so compromised the center section "pancaked" down.

    ‘It Looked Like Hell Was Burning’

  • The main external difference is the new "pancaked" look - it's wider than the previous mini, but significantly thinner.

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  • During the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake the double-decker Cypress Freeway "pancaked", killing

    a photo a day - photos by Donald Kinney

  • The building had 'pancaked' so each floor was crushed and some of the bodies were partly hanging out of the side.

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  • A hospital, clinic and office building that the Krabachers 'Mercy and Sharing Foundation started in Port-au-Prince in the mid-1990s was "pancaked" by last week's powerful earthquake, said Joe Krabacher, who stayed in Aspen to coordinate the foundation's communications and fundraising.

    Aspen Times - Top Stories

  • Not that concrete is necessarily better than brick, especially because it appears many of the cheaply made Haitian concrete buildings simply "pancaked": I probably should not have used the word "ramshackle" so lightly because in retrospect, it appears that if you know a major quake is coming, ramshackle buildings are the way to go -- provided they are not made of inferior bricks or crummy concrete.

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  • She said her understanding is that heavy equipment is being used to move large debris at the hotel site, parts of which were just "pancaked," she said.

    WSJ.com: What's News US

  • Some homes were "pancaked," the second floor sitting where the first had been before Ike's surge washed it out.

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  • * 1200-foot-dia. debris field: no "pancaked" floors seen in the debris pile

    Indybay newswire

  • "We've been to several areas of the city, some buildings seem to be relatively undamaged whereas others are what we would call 'pancaked', where they are completely flat.

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